Aviation News Releases Magazine – Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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The Synthetic Vision Technology is certified for the Phenom 300

The Synthetic Vision Technology is certified for the Phenom 300
Embraer’s light executive jet is the only one in the category to offer this cockpit feature ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, January 12, 2011 – Embraer’s Phenom 300 executive jet has received the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency…
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NASA Names Deputy Chief Technologist
WASHINGTON — NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun has announced the appointment of Michael J. Gazarik as the agency’s deputy chief technologist.Gazarik will be a key member of the office responsible for coordination, integration and tracking of all technology investments across the agency, as well as management of NASA’s Space Technology programs.”I’m delighted Mike has agreed to come to…
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Boeing to Release Fourth-Quarter Results on January 26
CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2010 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Boeing Capital Corp. results will also be released at that time. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney and Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer James Bell will discuss the…
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Oregon Students To Talk With Orbiting Space Station Astronauts
WASHINGTON — International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, CadyColeman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to approximately 250 schoolstudents in McMinnville, Ore., about what it is like to live and work in space.The astronauts will make the long-distance connection to studentsgathered at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum on Wednesday,Jan. 19, from 12:15-12:35 p.m. EST. The event will air…
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Airbus: Günter Butschek nominated as new Head of Operations
Günter Butschek has been appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) Operations and will take up this position on 1st March 2011. He will become a member of the Airbus Executive Committee and replaces Gerald Weber, who will leave Airbus after successfully completing his missions. Butschek will also become Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus in Germany (Airbus Operations GmbH). …
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Planck Mission Peels Back Layers Of The Universe
WASHINGTON — The Planck mission released a new data catalogue Tuesday from initial maps of the entire sky. The catalogue includes thousands of never-before-seen dusty cocoons where stars are forming and some of the most massive clusters of galaxies ever observed. Planck is a European Space Agency (ESA) mission with significant contributions from NASA.”NASA is pleased to support this important…
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IndiGo commits to 180 A320s, largest jet order in aviation history
Becomes a launch customer for the A320neo India’s largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft of which 150 will be A320neo’s and 30 will be A320s. It is the largest single firm order number for large jets in commercial aviation history, and also makes IndiGo a launch customer for the A320neo. Engine selection…
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6 reasons why pilots fail ICAO English...  ...and how to avoid them
As the deadline for the ICAO English exam draws near, Aviation English Examiners report that these are the main reasons pilots are failing their official ICAO English test.practicing the wrong material,being confused by the UNEXPECTED FORMAT of the exam questions,not preparing at all,thinking they were a higher level than their examiner did,having low confidence,thinking the test would be…
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MOU signed by the parties for Aviation Industrial Cluster in Muan Region of South Korea
On January 5, 2011, an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed by Governor of Jeonlanam province Park Jun Young, Mayor of Muan city Seo Sam Suk, Seabury Group’s Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific Consulting Myles Goeller, chairman of MRO company AAT(Avdome Aviation Technology) James Gim, and Vice President of KCFC(Korea China Future Aviation City) Hong Sang Eun at the government…
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Electric Boat Recruits Engineers For New Sub
By Michael Fabey GROTON, Conn. — General Dynamics’ Electric Boat is in the hunt for more engineers as it gears up for the U.S. Navy’s replacement program for the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines — one of the service’s biggest shipbuilding programs for decades to come — President John Casey says. For Fiscal 2012, the…
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USAF Revives Blackswift Hypersonic-Like Plan
By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.comLos Angeles The U.S. Air Force is studying a hypersonic road map which calls for development of ambitious high-speed weapons and a high-speed reusable flight research vehicle (HSRFRV), slightly larger than the Darpa-led Blackswift Mach 6 demonstrator cancelled in 2008. Both high-speed elements emerged from a…
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Ash Cloud Studies Yield Suggestions
By James Ott Improved measurements of volcanic ash and better communications among aviation stakeholders are required to lessen the transportation impact of ash clouds such as occurred last April when Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano spewed gas-charged lava that exploded and sent a stream of ash into European airspace. Specific…
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Piper Sees 75% Production Boost In 2010
By Benet Wilson In 2010, Piper Aircraft delivered more aircraft, stepped up development of its Altaire single jet and prepared for an unprecedented global push in 2011 as it continues to strengthen its position as a global airplane manufacturer, according to interim CEO Geoffrey Berger. “During 2010, the first full year since Imprimis…
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IndiGo Mulls IPO To Fund Airbus Order
Indian budget carrier IndiGo is considering all options including an initial public offering to finance a USD$15.6 billion plane order with Airbus, but has made no decision yet, the firm’s president said on Wednesday …
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BAA To Take GBP£24 Mln Weather Hit
Airport operator BAA expects to take a hit of around GBP£24 million (USD$37.6 million) from last month’s big freeze, which closed many of its runways and dented passenger numbers in the week before Christmas …
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China Southern Sees Sharp Jump In 2010 Profit
China Southern Airlines estimated 2010 profit would be about 15 times that of 2009 as demand for passenger and cargo transportation services soared …
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Air NZ Signs Code Share With Virgin Atlantic
New Zealand national carrier Air New Zealand has signed a code share deal with British-based Virgin Atlantic, the airline said on Wednesday …
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Air Mauritius Expects Better Q3 Results
Air Mauritius said it expected higher passenger numbers would help lift the company’s third quarter results due to be published next month …
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Discovery Aims For Feb. 24 Liftoff
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Space shuttle managers called for “radius block” modification to all 108 of the structural stringers on Discovery’s external tank (ET) on Jan. 10, the next step in the troubleshooting that has had the senior NASA orbiter’s 11-day mission to the International Space Station on hold since Nov. 5. NASA also says it…
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IndiGo Becomes First A320NEO Customer With Huge Order
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON IndiGo is placing a massive order for 180 Airbus A320s and, in the process, becomes the first customer for the “new engine option” configuration launched in December. Airbus notes that the deal is the single-largest A320 commitment. The deal so far is only a memorandum of understanding and still has to be…
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Tejas Gets Initial Operational Clearance
By Anantha Krishnan M. BENGALURU, India — India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft received its much-awaited initial operational clearance (IOC) in Bengaluru on Jan. 10. Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony handed over the Release to Service Document to Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Marshal P.V. Naik, signaling a new phase in the … …
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Pentagon To Wait Until 2012 To Audit Lockheed
By Amy ButlerWashington The recent F-35 production contract reflects progress toward decreasing the high per-unit price of the stealthy aircraft, but prime contractor Lockheed Martin must still restore confidence in its ability to deliver an affordable jet on time. At issue is the continued frustration of the U.S. and partner nations over…
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Most Earth-Like Planet Is Lifeless
By Michael Mecham SAN FRANCISCO — NASA’s Kepler observatory has located the most Earth-like planet yet discovered beyond the Solar System, but it is so hot that it streams material into space like a comet’s tail. Called Kepler-10b, the planet is 1.4 times the size of Earth but orbits its star, called Kepler-10, 20 times closer than Mercury…
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Europe Sees Boeing 787 Certification In H2
The head of Europe’s aviation safety agency hopes to certify the Boeing 787 Dreamliner between the middle and the end of this year, he said on Tuesday …
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Would-Be TSA Saboteur Gets 2 Year Sentence
A former data analyst for the US Transportation Security Administration was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in federal prison for trying to sabotage a computer network used for screening airline passengers …
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Snowstorm Heads North, Deep South Battles Ice
The US Deep South battled icy roads on Tuesday as a storm that blanketed the region in up to 13 inches of snow and caused three fatal traffic accidents swept up the east coast …
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Etihad Revenues Up 29 Percent
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said its revenues grew 29 percent to USD$2.95 billion in 2010 and it is on track to break even this year and earn a profit in 2012 as it continues to expand …
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Airbus Lands Record USD$16 Bln IndiGo Order
Airbus on Tuesday announced what it called the biggest jet order in commercial aviation history, a USD$15.6 billion deal to sell 180 planes to Indian budget carrier IndiGo that includes the first orders for a revamped model …
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